Christmas Ornament Cupcakes

Baking By MBHazel Updated 20 Dec 2008 , 2:36am by luvbakin

MBHazel Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 10:23pm
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Hi all!!!


Can anyone tell me how to make the Ornament cupcakes????

Thanks a bunch!!!

Hazel

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ski Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 3:51am
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jkalman has some really cute one you should ask her.

AinsleyKath Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:55am
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Hi MBHazel, here is the method to prepare ornament cup cakes.

Ornament Cupcakes:

Tools:

â¢Standard muffin pan
â¢White Standard Baking Cups
â¢Round Cut-Outsâ¢
â¢Cookie Sheet
â¢Cooling Grid
â¢Perfect Height⢠Rolling Pin
â¢Spatula
â¢Cupcakes 'N More® Holiday Tree Dessert Stand
â¢Scissors

Ingredients:

â¢Kelly Green Icing Color
â¢Red-Red Icing Color
â¢Royal Blue Icing Color
â¢Lemon Yellow Icing Color
â¢Violet Icing Color
â¢Mini Marshmallows
â¢cornstarch
â¢Buttercream icing
â¢Roll-Out Cookie Dough
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Instructions:

Make ornament cookies. Prepare and roll out dough.
Cut 1 cookie for each cupcake using medium Cut-Out. Bake and cool.
Cover top of cookie with buttercream using tip 5 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).
Pipe tip 3 center band. Pipe tip 5 dots on band (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).
Cut mini marshmallow in half with scissors; attach for ornament top with buttercream.

Bake and cool cupcakes. Ice smooth with spatula. Position cookie. Position cupcakes on stand.

AnythingSugar Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:14am
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Hi fellow South Carolinian
I made some of these using standard cupcakes and cakes in the mini-ball pan (not sure of the name but it is shaped like half of a ball).

I covered the half-ball in buttercream and then covered with fondant. I then stuck it on top of the cupcake using buttercream. They are not hard to do but are very time consuming. You can decorate them any way you choose. Hope this helps.

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:27am
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I actually went a different route with mine. The ornaments were made of chocolate. I bought plastic two piece (halves) ornaments in Michael's to use as molds and made candy melt balls. I made each color a different flavor by adding in Lorianne oils. I decorated them with RI.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=92377

jjandhope Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:48am
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wow sugarplumfairy, I didn't know you could actually make hollow candy melts. How do you join them? Those are wonderful and would b so much fun! ARe they hard to do?

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 7:43am
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Originally Posted by jjandhope

wow sugarplumfairy, I didn't know you could actually make hollow candy melts. How do you join them? Those are wonderful and would b so much fun! ARe they hard to do?




The plastic 'balls' I bought are made to hold something inside of them (I think). They snap together, so they can be a little tricky. I coated each side with the candy melts and before joining the two sides, I added a bit extra around the edges, then I clicked the sides together, put clean rubber bands around them and popped them into the freezer for about five to eight minutes. Most of them came out fine, though a few gave me fits (had to redo some of them two or three times if they didn't blend into one piece or if they broke).

gales Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 9:46am
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Found thus brill site: www.joyofbaking.com some amazing cupcakes and cookies. Apologies if everyone already knows about it, I'm a newbie really and its hard to know amongst so many forum entries what has gone before.

MBHazel Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 2:05pm
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WOW!! Thanks for all the help! I can hardly wait to try these.

Thanks again!

Hazel

luvbakin Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:38pm
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I made mine a little different too. I made a half sphere using Merken's chocolate, decorated it with royal icing, dusted the whole thing with luster dust, then painted the gold or silver royal designs with luster dust mixed with lemon extract.
LL

OhioBaker Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:51pm
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Originally Posted by luvbakin

I made mine a little different too. I made a half sphere using Merken's chocolate, decorated it with royal icing, dusted the whole thing with luster dust, then painted the gold or silver royal designs with luster dust mixed with lemon extract.





These are beautiful! May I ask what the top is made of? (The part that the hook/hanger goes into)

luvbakin Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:16pm
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Thank you. The top is made out of fondant, just hand molded. Here are some more that I did.
LL

Susie53 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:24pm
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I'm going to try the ornament cupcakes for the holidays. Thanks for the ideas!

ski Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:26pm
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ok so you all are wicked talented ornament makers!!! thumbs_up.gif And thanks for the website on goods love it! Do you just love the holidays...permission to add to the big girl body suit! haha

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:37pm
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Originally Posted by luvbakin

Thank you. The top is made out of fondant, just hand molded. Here are some more that I did.




Beautiful! I can't wait to try them again this year!

luvbakin Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 8:35pm
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Originally Posted by Sugar_Plum_Fairy

Quote:
Originally Posted by luvbakin

Thank you. The top is made out of fondant, just hand molded. Here are some more that I did.



Beautiful! I can't wait to try them again this year!




Thanks. Mine are just like yours, but I only used one half of the ball.

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 8:39pm
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Yeah, the main technique might be extremely similar, but yours are prettier! thumbs_up.gif

jjandhope Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 1:27am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by luvbakin

Thank you. The top is made out of fondant, just hand molded. Here are some more that I did.




Luvbakin, did you use the plastic snap together ball to mold yours as well? ( I realized it would only be half of it) It fits perfectly!

So...does the cupcake completely fill up the inside or do you pur frosting or what? I was also wondering what you did at the bottom of the ball to fill in....or does it just naturally fit that well? Any help appreciated. Id love to wow my friends with these!

luvbakin Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 1:54am
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Thanks Sugar_plum_fairy icon_smile.gif

jjandhope, I tried the plastic mold from Michael's, but didn't get consistant results, so I used a fexible sphere mold I found on www.instawares.com. I left the inside of the chocolate empty, and then put a tall spiral of frosting on the cupcake to help hold the chocolate dome in place. On the inside of the chocolate dome is a small lip which will set right on your cupcake and hold it up.

jjandhope Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 2:45am
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thanks, luvbakin! I hate to bother you further, but I went to that website and went to kitchen and then to candy molds and it said nothing matched that, so I was wondering if you knew the name of the product or where it can be found on the site. A search for molds reulted in too many matches to look through! Thanks so much....if you dont know, I will look through all the results...thanks

luvbakin Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 3:45am
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No problem. Here it is. http://www.instawares.com/martellato-siliconflex-silicone-molds.eur-sf001n.0.7.htm Price is $16.94. I actually cut mine into 5 individual spheres.

jjandhope Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 3:10pm
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thanks so much luvbakin!

...LOL they are currently unavailable! I'll find something that will work!

luvbakin Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 4:44pm
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Originally Posted by jjandhope

thanks so much luvbakin!

...LOL they are currently unavailable! I'll find something that will work!




Sorry about that icon_redface.gif

7yyrt Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 5:41pm
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Here is the CC article on making them by Lejla , including pictures!
http://cakecentral.com/article68-Christmas-Ornament-Cupcakes.html

MBHazel Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 6:06pm
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Hi all,

Thanks for all the great help. I'm looking forward to trying these!!

Hazel

sheblea Posted 24 Nov 2008 , 9:14pm
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Hi Hazel,

I'm in Greenville, SC, what part of SC are you???

MBHazel Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 1:49am
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I'm in Columbia.

Ironbaker Posted 29 Nov 2008 , 4:14am
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Would these work? This is a cake store near me...they have tons of chocolate molds:

http://cakeartpartystore.com/store/e-StoreOperations_viewItem.asp?idProduct=24811

Mac Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 3:15am
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I have searched Michael's last year and this year and cannot find the clear/fillable Christmas ornament.

micnmax2003 Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 2:08am
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I can't find the fillable ornaments either...I even took a trip to the nearest Hobby Lobby (we live in Canada and it's a 3 hr drive to North Dakota). Any suggestions? I finally went and bought the mini ball pan & hope to give it a try thumbs_up.gif

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